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Critic's Notebook

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    Critic's Notebook: Why 'Bourne Legacy' Isn't As Mature As It Thinks -- And What You Should See Instead

    There's a big difference between complex and confusing, but "The Bourne Legacy" confuses the latter for the former.

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    Critic's Notebook: Why 'Johnny Guitar,' Now On Blu-ray, Deserves a Second Look

    Most 50's psycho-westerns look at the genre, its heroes and American frontier history they inhabit through a glass darkened by the realities of WWII. "Johnny Guitar" views the western through a Jungian kaleidoscope.

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    Critic's Notebook: How the Recent Kristen Stewart Scandal Resembles 'Adventureland'

    Normally, this kind of thing would not fall into Indiewire's purview. However, the interplay between art and real life is always a pertinent subject for discussion, especially when it involves legitimately talented actors like Stewart and not reality television stars.

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    Critic's Notebook: From 'The Dark Knight' to 'The Imposter,' New Releases Suggest a Post-Spoilers Future at the Movies

    Critic's Notebook: From 'The Dark Knight' to 'The Imposter,' New Releases Suggest a Post-Spoilers Future at the Movies

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    Critic's Notebook: From 'Battleship' to 'G.I. Joe,' Hasbro Continues to Dominate Hollywood. Will Better Movies Ever Make a Comeback?

    Toy and game manufacturer Hasbro has become a major Hollywood player. Hasbro. You may have thought at one point or another that the Hollywood bar couldn’t get any lower. Then this.

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    Critic's Notebook: Ray Bradbury Died When the Movies Needed Him the Most

    Bradbury's enchanting prose put emotions ahead of plot specifics while still moving forward at a thundering pace.

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    Critic's Notebook: Deleting 'The Avengers' and Other Misadventures From the Digital Frontier

    Journalists get used to perks, avoiding long lines chief among them. However, when a New York press screening for "The Avengers" ran into a technical snafu last week, we had no choice but to wait...

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    Critic's Notebook: Does 'The Avengers' Belong at the Tribeca Film Festival?

    "The Avengers" will play like gangbusters at the closing night of the Tribeca Film Festival this Saturday. This is less prediction than absolute certainty. But does it belong there?

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